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Friday, August 26, 2011


Although Mother Nature refuses to cooperate and the calendar says we still have a few more weeks to go, it is officially AUTUMN at my house! Oh how I love the warm colors and sumptuous smells of the season. Thank goodness for Yankee Candles as there isn't anything cinnamon or pumpkin cooking up in my house just yet. Don't push it, I'm barely done decorating! In fact, yes, you guessed it, there is still "tweaking" to be done.

I apologize to those of you who have stayed with me since this blog began. I am trying to change my decorating every year, but sometimes time constraints are just too much and I go back to my "old faithfuls". You will see some new vignettes and some of the tried and true.

The chest above has some new metallic pumpkins I just got at Michaels. The candleholder is a coppery mercury glass but I see it isn't showing up very well in the picture. Those 3 metallic colors play well off of the colors on the metal frame.

Still love the coffee table. The only thing I added is the old book. It raises the bowl a bit and I like the addition of the extra texture. Plus,it kind of ties in with the book pages tied around the squirrel download in the cloche.

I have removed the family photos from the living room (just for a break), so I needed something here. Last year "The Lettered Cottage" very generously offered a download of this beautiful picture. I printed it on photo paper and framed it and I love the way it looks just propped up here.

I will admit that I am still having trouble with this area. Now that I demolished my hall tree and stuck this console in front of the remaining mirror, I get the feeling that it looks just like it is-a console shoved in front of a mirror. My first inclination was to paint it black but the way the room is laid out, the balance with other black or wood pieces would just be off for me. I am so not happy with this area and it is what you walk into when you enter my house, so sooner or later I will have to come up with a new idea but it hasn't happened yet! Oh yes, if you look carefully in the mirror, you can see some of the PILE of books still waiting to find their new home! Let's just move along!

This is the top of the armoire. If you are observant, you will see that all I did was add some leaves and a few pumpkins to what was already there, but it works for me. I don't know if I just have too much stuff or I'm getting old - or perhaps a lot of both - but I wore myself out yesterday doing this and am finding that I am settling for things a lot more than I used to. I'm sure I will find myself bothered by some of these things before too long and that's when the tweaking will begin. Several more rooms to go. Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good. I have my candle burning while I am getting ready to post a Blog and then play on Pinterest!